The delayed tournament for the 2020 World Club Cup is currently underway in Qatar. The preliminary rounds of the tourney were held in the opening week of February. Al Ahly of Egypt coming out on top against the host nation side Al Duhail 1-0. That earned them an encounter against European Champs Bayern on Monday.
Bayern crushed Al Ahly not on the score line but every single aspect of the game.Robert Lewandolski scored a brace to lead the German side to a 2-0 victory. In the build up to the Pole’s opening goal, a penalty looked on the cards after a clear hand ball by the Egyptian defender. There was no need as Lewandolski finished off a lay off by Gnabry. To say Bayern was full value for the win is an understatement. They bombarded the Al Ahly goal, shooting at it 24 times with 7 on target. The second by Lewandolski was a showcase of amateurish defending. The defender who was marking Sane had done so well to pull Leroy to the byline. What does he do next?. Concentrate on preventing a penalty by putting his arms on his back and forgetting the most rudimentary task, preventing the cross from happening at all.The rest was history.
This was the Egyptian side’s first defeat of the season. Although unbeaten in the domestic league, the criticism on the style of play from the fans has been audible. It will sound louder certainly after this defeat.